RT: Unprecedented: Pope Francis, Russian Patriarch Kirill to meet in Cuba to heal 1,000yr rift

The planning and the timing are just perfect, eh? Excuse my skepticism! I don’t know about you all, but I’ve learned that words and signed papers mean nothing. I’m waiting to see the visible actions. So far there have been none — and when people are being murdered, time matters. Apparently, the Vatican doesn’t understand this simple fact. I don’t think Patriarch Kirill is a fool, either. ~J

Published time: 5 Feb, 2016 11:19 Edited time: 5 Feb, 2016 15:25

Pope Francis (L), Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. © Reuters / Sputnik
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, is to meet his Roman Catholic counterpart, Pope Francis, during a historic visit to Latin America. The groundbreaking meeting is to happen in mid-February in Cuba.

The meeting between heads the two major Christian churches would be an unprecedented move to mend a millennium-long rift between the Western and Eastern branches of the religion, which started with the Great Schism of 1054.

Persecution of Christians in the modern world is the main issue for the two leaders to discuss, the Russian Orthodox Church said. Christians are among the minorities suffering at the hands of groups adhering to radical Islamist ideology in places like Iraq, Syria and Somalia.

In addition to Cuba, Patriarch Kirill’s Latin American tour from February 11-22 includes Paraguay, Chile and Brazil. The meeting with Pope Francis will happen on February 12.

Pope Francis. © Tony Gentile

“The intersection of the routes allowed this meeting to be organized,” commented Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Foreign Relations Department.

“The situation in the Middle East, in northern and central Africa and in some other regions where extremists are perpetrating genocide of Christians, requires immediate action and even closer cooperation between Christian churches.

“In the current tragic situation, we need to put aside internal disagreements and join efforts to save Christianity in the regions where it is subjected to most severe persecution,” he said.

Sergey Brun from the Museum of Russian Icons told RT that the meeting could signal a possible warming of relations between Russia and the West.

“It is a sign that the relations are going to get warmer at least between one of the parts of the Orthodox church, namely the Russian Orthodox church, and the church of Rome…I hope it will positively influence the dialogue between Russia and the West.”

The pontiff will make a stop in Cuba on his way to Mexico.

The meeting has been in preparation for two decades and both Moscow and the Vatican agreed that some neutral country would be most suited for it. Austria and Hungary were among those considered, but Cuba was eventually chosen. The Patriarch and the Pope are expected to sign a joint declaration after the talks.

The Holy See called the upcoming meeting a “sign of good faith” and called on all Christians “to pray to God to bless the meeting,” the Vatican said in a statement.

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill. © Sergey Pyatakov

For the Russian Orthodox Church the meeting will be the biggest foreign affairs event since reuniting in 2007 with the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia after a 90-year split.

The Great Schism formalized the break of communion between the Latin and Greek parts of Christianity after years of accumulating differences over theology, jurisdiction and ritual. The division endured over centuries, with mutual anathemas declared by the Pope and the Patriarch of what was then Constantinople (now Istanbul) in 1054 nullified only in 1965.

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9 Responses to RT: Unprecedented: Pope Francis, Russian Patriarch Kirill to meet in Cuba to heal 1,000yr rift

  1. lightsigns says:

    I couldn’t care less what any of these insitutionalized/incorporated religious figureheads say or don’t say. They basicly don’t even exist in my world. They never speak out when they really should. During Hitler’s regime, for example. Or right now. Any decent John Doe from the street can change the world much more. Just like television: switch them off, and keep ’em that way.

    • Jean says:

      Well, obviously this is your choice, but if you realized how much they are controlling your private reality, I’m wondering if that would make a difference. 🙂 Hugs, ~Jean

  2. Captain says:

    Possible different slant to so called ‘historic meeting’….
    “Pope Francis Pleads For Historic Meeting With Russian Patriarch, Warns “The End Is Near” ”
    By: Sorcha Faal — http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1995.htm

    • Jean says:

      Captian, we all know that Sorcha Faal is likely co-intel. I’m never sure, but this title tells me if you will forgive me that it isn’t even worth checking out 🙂 Hugs, ~Jean

  3. TONY LANE says:

    yes jean you may be right about the timing of this, there is a lot of distracting news out there and more than one red herring, now this I do not like the sound of, because it has echo’s of a one world church, although what I say can be taken as scaremongering, if there is one thing that I did my research on when I was younger, it was religious and mythological history and at times I was able to blend it together, I also concluded that churches above all else are evil and they hide their real agenda and purpose, there are a group of various religious orders that together cover one big satanic entity, do not get me wrong, because I do believe in a god but it should be in the hearts and minds of all of us and not from the prophets and should be of source, and I believe something is very wrong if you have to get down on your hands and knees with your arse up in the air, now at this time I sometimes get these feelings of anxiety or uncertainty about VLADIMIR PUTIN, I will also like to say that Jordan Maxwell thinks long similar lines on this subject, and I will stick my neck out and say that his research is very precise, but unlike him I think that some causes are worth saving and not lost, and if you can recover it there is an interview of Jordan Maxwell on the Richie Allen show on the David Icke site Thursday or yesterday, and there are many people out there who do not get good publicity but do have good information, and Jordan Maxwell is one of them. hugs—TONY

    • Jean says:

      Thanks, Tony, and hugs, ~Jean

    • SacredPeaks says:

      For anyone interested here’s the link to Richie Allen’s interview with Jordan Maxwell that Tony mentioned. Around the 59:00 minute mark he talks about what we are dealing with. Very interesting listen!

      Jordan Maxwell: “The Elites Use War To Make Blood Sacrifice To Extra Terrestrial Gods!”

      Jordan also mentions the research of Tracy Twyman. Here is a link to her website:

  4. Kirill is no fool , you are right .He won’t fall in the Impostor’s (Bergoglio) Trap .

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